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Signs for Sale by Michele Benoit Slawson
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Signs for Sale

by Michele Benoit Slawson

Other authors: Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator)

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This book is great in this area because you can hear page by page or in sections what parts are most important and why. Determining what is most important is going to be different for each child but that's what makes it so crucial about knowing your students and picking stories that interest them so they can determine the important parts. a sign could be most important or the convertible car, possibly a specific sale, it just depends on the children. I would say this would be good for a 2nd grade classroom lesson.
  NaomiGG | Aug 22, 2017 |
This is a sweet tale about a girl and her dad working together being traveling salesman. The book features conversations not only with dad but the owner and cook of the local restaurant, a local business, and a convo with another shopkeeper. This is a nice book. The illustrations are very beautiful and real like. It also highlights a wholesome relationship btwn father and daughter. I would use this book as a read aloud as a part of the community heleprs unit or hard workers unit. Grades preK-3 ( )
  awiltenburg | Nov 4, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670035688, Hardcover)

Papa and I are traveling salesmen. We sell signs, neon signs, the ones that light up a shop, a street, a whole town. Someday I'm going to sell a million signs.

Imagine a time when salesmen still traveled from door to door . . . a time when one of those fancy new neon signs really made a difference at a restaurant or a shop. Then picture a little girl and her dad-traveling salesmen-packing up their convertible with the latest in neon signs, ready to hit the road for a full day of calling on customers. First stop, Sophie's Diner, then on to Kelly's Market, and then the last stop-Mr. Hansen's Drugstore, where our own young salesperson sells her very first sign!

This satisfying story is bursting with intriguing details of small-town American life in the early 1950s. Extraordinary illustrations evoke both Norman Rockwell and Robert McCloskey.

Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

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While accompanying her father on the road one summer selling neon signs, a young girl makes a sale of her own.

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